Wednesday, 13 October 2004 - 5:35 PM

This presentation is part of : Rajagopal Symposium

State Estimation and Control Studies of a Circulating Fluidized Bed Using Kalman Filtering

Edward J. Boyle1, W. Neal Sams1, Parviz Famouri2, Juchirl Park2, Richard Turton3, and Yue Huang3. (1) National Energy Technology Center, P.O. Box 880, Morgantown, WV 26507-0880, (2) Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, (3) Department of Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506

Circulating fluidized-bed reactors (CFB) are typically operated at high temperature and often at high pressure, and the only measurements are gas and solid inflow rates, differential pressure and temperature. Kalman filtering is used first to infer solids circulation rate, standpipe bed height, and standpipe gas flow from the given measurements, and second to control the operation of a CFB optimally. The development and implementation of a Kalman filter for an atmospheric, ambient temperature CFB is reported.

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